Teaching and Learning Science in a Museum: The role of attitudes toward, knowledge of, and participatory learning of science in an astronomy internship for high school students

Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Resource Type:
Doctoral Dissertation | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Laboratory Programs
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Education and learning science | Space science
Columbia University

This thesis adds to the empirical research foundation of informal science education through an investigation of a museum-based astronomy internship for high school students, in the domains of attitudes toward science, knowledge of science, and participatory science learning. Results are presented as three studies, all using a qualitative methodology and including the methods of semi-structured interview, reflective journal, direct observation, audio recording, and artifact collection.

Team Members

Nick StroudNick StroudAuthor

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